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What is your favourite classic film?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
edited March 2020 in Coffee lounge
This morning we were talking about all of the classic 80's films that we used to watch. But what do you think?

For me, it has to be E.T. as I find the film funny, sad and homely. There is just something about it that I love. I have probably watched it 100+ times!

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We'd love to hear from you! What is your favourite classic film? Do you think it has aged well? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chloe_Scope

    Yes I have been watching many films on my pc. 

    Anything (Horror) work's great on my (Distraction Therpy) for my "Chronic Pain"

    Yes I'm experiencing major problems with the 'quality' off the on 'screen pictures'

    I can currently get 'HD 1080' with my new pc build going much higher hopefully.

    @steve51
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds amazing @thespiceman! Quite the fashionista! Dirty dancing is always a good one.

    Thank you @steve51, that's interesting that you find it a good distracting. :)
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  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Member
    Short Circuit is a 1986  (family friendly)
    Silence of the lambs  ( Classic)
    Natural Born Killers Director’s cut
    Wolf creek.
    Full Metal Jacket
    I don’t have a blood lust or idolise gore, but enjoyed these
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Some classic favourite films of mine are Gone With The Wind, Wuthering Heights, Calamity Jane and The Wizard of Oz.  Like @thespiceman, I love all the golden oldies!  I also love Born Free and watch it whenever it comes on tv and I always have a good bubble at the end, lol!  :smiley:
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    The Mummy trilogy! 
  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Member
    Goonies -another classic family friendly on a wet weekend 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,959 Disability Gamechanger
    My favourite film is 'Awakenings' from 1990 based on neurologist Oliver Sack's non-fiction book. His books are eminently readable & fascinating.
    Others include 'The Sting' 1973, as I also like Scott Joplin's music, & 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' from 1969....you might guess I also rather like Paul Newman!
    Then there's '2001 A Space Odyssey' with Richard Strauss's moving 'Also sprach Zarathustra' music.
    From the 1980's definitely 'ET' & 'Dirty Dancing,' & 'Short Circuit,' also 'Dead Poets Society,' 'Gremlins' & 'The Karate Kid.'
    Older films, I'm a James Stewart fan, so 'Rear Window,' Harvey' & 'Shenandoah' especially.
    @steve51- have you considered, if it's plausible, connecting your PC to your TV....this is what I do with my desktop computer.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Brief Encounter
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,648 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m 26 so classics for me are mostly from the 90s and 00s. I prefer older films though, not keen on new films myself.

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Snatch

    Gladiator

    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down

    All the older James Bond films
  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    The Princess Bride and I also love LadyHawke.

    Classic films I love that aren't 80's Funny Face, The Sound of Musiic, Rebecca, Funny Girl.
  • jackiethedandydonjackiethedandydon Member Posts: 1 Listener
    One flew over the cuckoo's nest best film ever
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @jackiethedandydon   Pleased to meet you welcome.

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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jackiethedandydon and welcome to the Community also!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chiarieds

    Yes I have connected my pc’s to a large (32in) monitor & sound sound system.

    “Very Very Good”

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  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    @Chloe_Scope

    Good choice, I actually just finished watching E.T earlier today and then saw this post! I haven't seen it for over 15 years.

    For the 80's it is a tough one, there more for me to pick from in this decade than up until now. However if I had to narrow it down to one, it would have to be Ghostbusters.

    It mixed so well being funny and scary, with great ghosts/special effects. Being young I became a huge fan, I watched it not long before the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters came out which I liked.

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for this @M_Anthony! It makes me want to watch E.T. again haha.

    Ghostbusters is another good one!!
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Blythe Spirit is another fave of mine. Probably too old for the majority of you!
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    edited October 2019
    Can't go wrong with Ghostbusters or The Karate Kid.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Both great films @Adrian_Scope!
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pollyanna1052   Love your film choice great film.

    Was on Talking Pictures the other month or so.

    Apparently he did the stage production as well. Rex Harrison.

    Written by Sir Noel Coward.

    Good Matinee film to watch as they all were in The Fifties.

    Colour was beginning to be used.

    All these formats. Technicolour, Deluxe, Visionarama, Vistavision.

    Reason I like them.. Not much good on a TV. Yet when I used to go to these film festivals. 

    Showing the classics all amazing and visual .  Feel the surround sound.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Please take care.

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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,257 Disability Gamechanger
    It'd have to be Die Hard for me...it's not Christmas until you've seen Gruber fall off of the Nakatomi Plaza. :D
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    @Adrian_Scope

    Speaking of the Karate Kid, have you heard of or watched the Cobra Kai TV series? It is a really good TV show set with the original characters Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. The First two episodes are free on YouTube.
  • Panda70Panda70 Member Posts: 23 Courageous
    My fave ever is any Barbra Streisand movie especially A Star is Born, my go to TV is anything paranormal or crypto zoological documemtrys, 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I found A Star is Born to be a really meaningful film @Panda70! Thank you for sharing. :)
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Haven't seen it yet @M_Anthony. I'm struggling to find the time to watch anything at the moment, but I will add it to my list of recommendations, cheers!
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  • Philippa1961Philippa1961 Member Posts: 19 Courageous
    Gone With the Wind is one of my favourite classic films.
    Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Philippa1961 Great film choice. When  I was collecting used to go to Film Fairs in Manchester and London.

    There is a Gone With The Wind Society. Who have an interest in everything about the film.

    Fascinating and very interesting story behind the film.  

    Lots of myth,stories and problems around the whole production.

    Worth a look on line.

    Same with a lot of these Films from the Thirties and Forties.

    Have collector clubs.  Wizard of Oz is one as is Casablanca one I like.

    Got everything. Romance, suspense a great sound track by Max Steiner.

    Action, poignant words and lines.

    Always  watchable Bogie.

    Have a pleasant day.

    Take care.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   A list of films my favourites. All classics made in the Forties, Fifties.

    All black and white. Simple plots and full of suspense and the endings all twists and turns. Never saw that coming.

    One or two are ones that are comedies.  Included the stars worth watching looking out for.

    Harvey     James Stewart

    Sudden Fear      Jack Palance, Joan Crawford, Gloria Grahame.

    Sorry Wrong Number     Barbara Stanwyck , Burt Lancaster.

    Double Emdenity    Fred MacMurray Barbara Stanwyck.

    Some Like It Hot    Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon.

    Key Largo and To Have and Have Not   Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

    The Stranger Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson.  Loretta Young.

    A Touch Of Evil  Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich.

    Wish you well.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman .




     




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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing @thespiceman!
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  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Member
    edited November 2019
    Mad Max where society breaks down.
    feeling a little less peeded off today.
    but expect moderation so Adrian is a difficult person to understand hey ho like peeling an onion I guess
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    Speaking of peeling onions, is Shrek old enough to be considered a classic movie?


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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    An absolute classic @Adrian_Scope:D
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  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    edited November 2019
    not sure if it qualifies as a classic but, Throw Momma from the Train always makes me howl with laughter.
    my current favourite is Mel Gibsons film Apocalypto I've watched in about a dozen times in the last 6 months because it has sparked my obsession with pre- Columbian Meso-American history and  culture
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Good choices @mrbuttons!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    I could really do with some film inspiration! What would you all recommend?
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Amazes me nothing but rubbish tat on film front or anything healing, inspirational, joyous and wonderful.

    To watch I remember the reasons I like Musicals the Fifties ones .

    From MGM and other studios were you could lose yourself.  Happy content toe tapping songs.

    What does the TV channels put on War Films weekend.

    I like for once to have and do look for the feel good films.

    Depressing we need up lifting and healing media people.

    Reason another one putting my Motown, Northern Soul funky music on.

    Helps every day because Radio has every half hour up dates more anxiety.

    Enough of me how are you more importantly.?

    Please if your interested the old films comedy ones suggested not laugh out loud but amusing and tickle your chuckle muscles.

    Talking Pictures do a lot of these, or maybe need to think creative.

    Kitchen tonight make a meal for yourself can help if you so wish.

    With ideas, recipes.  .

    Please take care keep safe and your in my prayers and thoughts.

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  • JakeJones_98JakeJones_98 Member Posts: 8 Courageous
    edited March 2020
    @Chloe_Scope must admit I do love a noughties animation like the ones made by Aardman and Pixar. Instantly takes me back to my childhood  
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for this @thespiceman and @JakeJones_98! Definitely should start a list of films to watch!
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